Marcum to DL; Ishikawa reinstated

This doesn’t come as a surprise based on comments from Brewers officials in recent days — they have placed right-hander Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 15, with a tight right elbow. The move was necessary to reinstate first baseman Travis Ishikawa from the DL.

I don’t think this is necessarily cause for great concern on Marcum. It just means he will miss at least one more start with an elbow issue that he says is unrelated to his 2008 Tommy John surgery. The Brewers have released little information about Marcum’s status, just as they did in Spring Training when Marcum had a shoulder issue. Stay tuned; we’ll have coverage at Brewers.com this afternoon.

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